Two poems for two prompts (dVerse/NaPoWriMo)

Riddle me not! (dVerse)

Two sisters and a baby, shabbily
separated from their dear family
descend willy-nilly from cooler climes
going through harrowing times
becoming warm comforters or cool companions
equally at home in a castle or under the banyans
all weather friends, always game
versatility is their second name.

Written for dVerse MTB. Today’s host, Björn, says: write a poem that is a riddle, using personification for abstract or innate objects.

Words (NaPoWriMo)

Enough of your evasive, edgy, errant words

you think I can’t fathom how you use words

to camouflage and cover chasm caused by words

your father’s harsh, hostile and hurting words

they are no salve; your mom’s half-hearted words

you may try to make light with light-hearted words

but I can see the laceration caused by words

caustic, nasty, abusing and accusing words

just sit quietly and utter no words

let wordless-ness take away the pain caused by words

when proverbial silence speaks louder than words

then no words are required to heal wounds given by words.

In honor of today’s being the 22nd day of Na/GloPoWriMo 2022, I’d like to challenge you to write a poem that uses repetition. You can repeat a sound, a word, a phrase, or an image, or any combination of things.


67 thoughts on “Two poems for two prompts (dVerse/NaPoWriMo)

    1. Ingrid, just trying to keep a promise I made to myself to write everyday this month!
      Then dVerse prompts come along and I can’t resist responding! 😅
      Anyway, just 8 more days, then I take a break. 😊
      No, not refugee. Will wait till tonight for more guesses and tomorrow I will share the answer. 😀
      Thanks for putting up with my unstoppable ways. ❤️

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      1. Lol! Till you make it to the top of the class, you are welcome to share the last bench with me.

        This month has been crazy poetry wise. I am sorry I have been late in reading and responding.


  1. I will come back Punam for the answer to the riddle.
    Meanwhile on the NaPo prompt. Brilliant. Sometimes we only need a silent response. That’s support enough. Words don’t always do justice. On the contrary, they sometimes mess up things.
    just sit quietly and utter no words

    let wordless-ness take away the pain caused by words
    Love this!

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  2. Love your unstoppable spirit to explore and express your passion for ‘Playing'(read ‘the Riddle..) with ‘Words’.. Everytime you make me go ‘wordless’ you ‘Goddess of Poetry’.. 🙏🏻😊

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